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Ancient Persian rare Kashan lustre bowl 12th century Islamic Pottery Art. This beautifully decorated and well cared for lustre bowl is one of the few examples still in existence. It was made in Kashan, Persia in the 12th-early 13th century, Seljuk- Atabeg period. Kashan was an important center for the production of high quality pottery and tiles. Lustreware was among the most innovative development of Persian potters, who mixed silver sulfides and copper oxides to create a shiny copper toned metallic sheen on the surface of glazed earthenware bowls, plates and vessels. It was an expensive and unpredictable lustre technique. Persian lustreware pottery can be found in the collections of the British Museum and the Hermitage Museum. Literature: O. Pancaroglu. Perpetual glory. Medieval Islamic ceramics.


This stellar pottery bowl has a beautiful surface patina. Wear. Extensive early restorations with wire staples Measurements: Diameter 14” x height 3 ½”

Weight: 3 ½ lbs.

Ancient Persian Rare Kashan Lustre Bowl 12th Century Islamic Pottery Art

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